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Walking around BSB

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Today we had a bit of a lie-in and then met our friend Laura to go for a walk around Bandar Seri Begawan.

It was a really hot day and even more humid but still a great day. We took a walk around the water village which the locals nickname it as ‘South East Asia’s Venice’ and it is apparently the largest water village in the world. It was huge and has been there for over 600 years so was great to get the chance to walk around there. We then went to the Sultan’s Museum to have a look around, this was mainly due to it being fully air-conditioned so we could dry off before rushing back to a café as it started to rain.

Early evening we decided to go on a boat trip around the river managing to haggle the trip down to 15 ringgit (£3) and saw probiscus monkeys, fireflies, the Sultan’s Palace and went through the water village again. Photos didn’t however turn out great as it was dusk but well worth the trip.

When we got off the boat though, the skipper tried to rip us off by saying that it was 15 ringgit per hour and as we were gone two, it was double the price and certainly NOT what we agreed, so basically just laughed at him and walked off, which was a shame as we thought he was lovely.

permalink written by  chrischarly on May 22, 2011 from Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
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Whats this BSB.. Can you please explain it..

permalink written by  505 b 2 on May 25, 2011

BSB is what all the locals in Brunei call their capitol city, [[Brunei/Bandar-Seri-Begawan]]. It is a lot easier than repeating 'Bandar Seri Begawin. Sorry, I thought that would be obvious as it said on the blog entry where we were.

permalink written by  chrischarly on May 26, 2011

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